Balenciaga, Blumarine, Chanel, Elie Saab, Isabel Marant, Naeem Khan
Little black dress remains a model of style and does not lose its relevance. In the new season, designers prefer sculptural silhouettes and feminine forms, asymmetry and open shoulders , lace decor and other translucent fabrics are in vogue.
Blumarine, Badgley Mischka, Christian Dior, Oscar De La Renta, Giorgio Armani, Mary Katrantzou
Strapless cocktail dress is very common in new collections. Among the models there are – cocktail dresses with corsages and straight or flared skirt, and dresses-skirts of straight and trapezoidal silhouette. The design of cocktail dresses with corsage often includes layering, asymmetry of the hem and draping.
Balenciaga, Chanel, Emporio Armani, Christopher Kane, Lanvin, Giorgio Armani
Lingerie design is still very relevant, many designers offer cocktail slip dresses of simple and complex cut in their collections. American armhole and straight neckline with deflated sleeves of various designs or shawl collar, exposing shoulders, are also in vogue.
Alberta Ferretti, Bottega Veneta, Oscar De La Renta, Christian Siriano, Peter Pilotto, Ralph Lauren
Hem asymmetry, in particular trains, and sculptural details, including arrays of frills and origami folds, are in fashion. One of the main trending topics of the season are flowers, some designers almost literally turned their models in blossoming buds.
Christopher Kane, Fendi, Naeem Khan, Nina Ricci, Giorgio Armani, Balenciaga
Translucent materials such as – lace, mesh, chiffon, organza, maintain the trend position and are very often used for cocktail dresses. Fabrics with curly laser cutting are also still in fashion, designers often use floral motifs or simple geometry in this case.
Christian Dior, Christopher Kane, Lanvin, Elie Saab, Custo Barcelona, Roberto Cavalli
For fashionable cocktail dresses 2014 metallic luster different shades is very relevant. Designers often use different «metallic» fabrics, including pleated and jacquard, embroidery with metal threads and materials with an array of sequins.
Christian Siriano, Dolce & Gabbana, Balmain, Oscar De La Renta, Alexander McQueen, Guy Laroche
Fringe «without limitation» is in fashion; cocktail dress can be completely covered by it. One of the most interesting trends of the season is – volume applications, particularly the ones, illustrating a fashionable flower theme. Also popular is colorful embroidery, most often these are bright floral ornaments.